VEGETABLE farmers and future farmers found themselves in the classroom last Friday familiarizing themselves with products sold by Renwick & Company that the company says guarantees a consistent and profitable high quality crop if used properly.
“If those products are used in a proper integrated approach, farmers can and will be able to get yields that would enable them to run a profitable enterprise,” said Gregg Mathurin, Renwick & Company’s Sales and Marketing director.
He explained that with the country experiencing adverse weather conditions over the past couple years, including drought, his company felt it necessary to invite local farmers, students from the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, Ministry of Agriculture representatives, Farmers Cooperative representatives and retailers of agricultural pesticides to a training seminar where they would be exposed to the management of pest and diseases in vegetables using the Syngenta’s portfolio. This is a portfolio that includes but is not limited to weedicides, insecticides and fungicides.
“These products have been available for many years. This is not the first seminar. This one is a refresher. We felt it necessary to expose farmers to new techniques, even techniques they may have forgotten,” Mathurin said.